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What is the cost of Botox in Tampa?

Botox is determined by the number of units needed to achieve your aesthetic goals, which varies according to the areas you have treated.

Every patient’s facial structure and needs differ, but on average, Botox costs in Tampa between $200 - $500.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin, injected into the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, the purified protein blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles to soften or prevent wrinkles from being visible. By temporarily forcing the key facial muscles to relax, Botox smoothes away lines and wrinkles to achieve a youthful appearance.

Younger patients who want to avoid wrinkles from appearing used Botox as a preventative treatment, while older patients use Botox to reverse the clock on visible wrinkles.

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Am I a Botox candidate?

Most people who want to reverse or prevent wrinkles and lines are candidates for Botox in Tampa. Generally speaking, Botox candidates:

  • Are at least eighteen years of age
  • Are physically healthy
  • Do not have a skin infection or outbreak in the treatment area
  • Are not pregnant
  • Are not allergic to Botox ingredients
  • Do not have a history of neuromuscular diseases

If you meet the above criteria and have any of the following skin concerns, you are likely a Botox candidate:

  • Forehead frown lines
  • The “11s” between your eyes
  • Crow’s feet
  • The area around the eyes
  • Above the eyebrows
  • Marionette lines from the mouth to the chin
  • Bunny lines around the nose
  • Lip lines
  • A downturned mouth
  • Nasolabial wrinkles from the chin to the corners of the mouth 
  • Dimpled chin
  • A gummy smile
  • Bands around the neck

How does Botox work?

Botox injections target specific muscles that contract under your skin and hold wrinkles in place.  These muscle movements are repeated every day, multiple times per day, by making the following facial expressions:

  • Laughing
  • Smiling
  • Yawning
  • Frowning
  • Wrinkling your brow in concentration
  • Squinting in the sun, or any other facial motions 

While the aging process continues, these facial muscles remain in the contracted positions, which is how wrinkles form.

Botox injections into these muscles force these muscles to relax completely, leaving the skin smooth and free of wrinkles. When used as a preventative treatment earlier in the aging process, the muscles contract less, causing fewer wrinkles.

The number of units of Botox that you’ll need depends on your aesthetic concerns and goals. For example, 10 to 30 units are injected into the forehead. For the first Botox treatment, you may need only ten units. However, depending on your age and the tautness of your facial muscles, the number of necessary units fluctuates.

Botox Before & After

Botox recovery 

After Botox, the recovery period is relatively minimal. Because no downtime is required, patients can return to their usual activities immediately after treatment. While there may be redness or small red bumps once the treatment is complete, these usually disappear within an hour. However, you should wait up to two days before massaging the treatment site, drinking alcohol, or exercising heavily.

Botox Results

Your results will be visible between two days and one week after your first Botox treatment. If you’ve had Botox before, you will see your results within one day of your treatment, which lasts up to four months.

Botox for medical use

In addition to its widespread cosmetic use, Botox is used for medical purposes and can successfully treat several conditions. Examples include:


Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be treated with Botox injections that stop the nerves from signaling the sweat glands to overproduce sweat.


Botox injections relax the TMJ muscles that clench, effectively decreasing pain for 90% of patients. 


Botox is injected into areas of the head and neck to relax the muscles that cause migraine headaches. 

Why choose HK Plastic Surgery & Medspa in Tampa?

Botox injections must be performed with utmost precision and artistry to ensure that your results do not look “frozen” but achieve a desirable, youthful, and fresh appearance. HK Plastic Surgery & Medspa is the best choice in Tampa as your one-stop shop for all things aesthetic. Injectables are one of our top services, and we are proud to provide many outstanding options to address nearly any skin concern. During your consultation, our competent and compassionate team will review each to determine which may suit your specific goals.

Holcomb Kreithen Plastic Surgery & Medspa is a state-of-the-art, welcoming center where you can relax, knowing you’re in the hands of a team renowned for their experience, technical skill, and artistry. Our medical director, Dr. Kriston Kent, leads a team of aesthetic specialists dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty with the latest, most advanced, and effective procedures. We are committed to helping you look and feel like your best, authentic self.

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